Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) today, announced $778,352 Economic Development Administration award to the Ohio Aerospace Institute. This award will help establish a partnership with other funds going to partners in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to focus on developing innovative, new technology in aerospace and water resources.

“This award establishes an economic framework for regional experts right here in Ohio, to work toward big advancements in aerospace technology,” said Kaptur. “Setting our sights on what lies beyond the horizon, brings out the best in our Nation. Congratulations to the Ohio Aerospace Institute and its partners. I am committed to supporting this work in Congress and working together to create jobs and new technology that leverage our brilliant local aerospace researchers and experts, all with the potential to make history in aerospace research.”

Jeff Rolf, President & CEO of Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI), says “At OAI, we’re thrilled to be a part of creating an ecosystem, with our partners, that will grow sustainable employment in high-tech industries, while answering the needs of our federal agencies with commercially viable goods and services.”

The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) will administer this grant in partnership with the Milwaukee 7(M7). OAI is a non-profit organization that enhances the aerospace competitiveness of its corporate, federal agency, non-profit, and university members through research and technology development, workforce preparedness and engagement with networks for innovation.  OAI conducts sponsored research as well as developing and managing research and technology partnerships.  M7 is a group of seven counties of southeastern Wisconsin: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha.  M7 was formed to create a regional, cooperative economic development platform for the seven counties.

Read more via kaptur.house.gov

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